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Health Care

Health care is a right not a privilege. Rep. Larson has been focused on ensuring every American has affordable healthcare.

The Affordable Care Act was a major step toward making this goal a reality. Rep. Larson played a significant leadership role as Chair of the House Democratic Caucus during months of debate over the ACA in 2009 and 2010. He fought to keep important provisions that would protect people with preexisting conditions, hold insurance companies accountable, and help families achieve the peace of mind of affordable health insurance. The Affordable Care Act significantly reduced the number of people in the United States without health insurance coverage, including a 41% reduction in Connecticut’s rate of insured residents in the first few years after coming into effect.

Although Republicans repeatedly tried to erase the progress made under the ACA, Rep. Larson has continued to fight for its expansion. The American Rescue Plan made great progress in lowering ACA premiums and expanding eligibility, helping Americans when they needed it most during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Rep. Larson is also committed to expanding Medicare to include hearing, dental, and vision benefits, lowering the age, and creating a public option.

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July 29, 2015 Press Release
Washington – Reps. John B. Larson (CT-01), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Tom Reed (NY-23), and Kurt Schrader (OR-05) introduced legislation to explore how Medicare can better treat the most complex patients.
July 10, 2015 Press Release
Washington - Rep. John B. Larson issued the following statement on the 21st Century Cures Act.
June 25, 2015 Press Release
Washington - Rep. John B. Larson commended the decision by SCOTUS to uphold the right of eligible Americans to receive premium tax credits towards health insurance.
March 26, 2015 Press Release
Washington - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) voices his support for the bipartisan passage of the SGR Fix.
February 3, 2015 Press Release
Washington - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) reacted to the 56th attempt by the Republicans to repeal the ACA.
January 8, 2015 Press Release

Washington – Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Save American Workers Act of 2015”, H.R. 30:

December 3, 2014 Press Release
Washington - Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) applauds measure that would allow families with a child or children with disabilities to set aside money tax-free to help pay for future costs associated with their child's care.
July 29, 2014 Press Release

Washington — Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) and the Connecticut delegation released the following joint statement applauding the Connecticut Department of Insurance’s decision to limit rate increases on individual and small group health insurance policies for 2015:

May 21, 2014 Press Release

Washington – Today, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) and Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL) announced the passage of a National Defense Authorization Act amendment that would require TRICARE, the military healthcare program, to ensure access to behavioral treatments for military families who have children with development disabilities.

May 9, 2014 Press Release

Washington - Today, Reps. John B. Larson (D-CT) and  Tom Rooney (R-FL) introduced legislation to require the nation's military healthcare program, TRICARE, to ensure access to behavioral treatments for military families who have children with developmental disabilities.